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Politics Wed, 9 Dec 2015

NPP calls for out of court settlement in Klottey Korle suit

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called for an out of court settlement over the Klottey Korle Parliamentary constituency primaries whose outcome is being contested.

Counsel for the petitioners in the 2012 Presidential petition, Phillip Addison, who was defeated in that election, sued the NPP at the High Court, demanding annulment of the Klottey Korle parliamentary primary results.

Mr. Addison and another, Nii Adjei Tawiah insist the election on August 2 which was won by Valentino Nii Noi was illegal.

According to them, more than half of the delegates were disenfranchised, and that the organization of the elections was in violation of the tenets of democratic principles that are supposed to govern the elections.

They also claim there was no accreditation and that the register that was used was not certified.

The election they say violated article 55 of the New Patriotic Party’s constitution.The petitioners are asking the court to declare that the election was an illegality.

However, when the case was heard in court today, Wednesday, the NPP legal team led by Dr Adusei Opoku and Mike Ocquaye Jnr asked for the impasse to be settled using the parties internal mechanisms.

The High Court adjourned the case to December 16 for settlement and reappearance.

Source: kasapafmonline.com
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